Meet Chris

Dr. Christopher Reina

 Founder, Leading Without Ego

Research Lead & Coach

Dr. Christopher Reina is the founder of Leading Without Ego, LLC and an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University.


His research focuses on the intersection of leadership, mindfulness, and emotions in the workplace and how they aid employees and organizations in successfully adapting to change.

Christopher is especially interested in understanding the impact of leadership on followers and how this translates to customer and patient outcomes.


Chris received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and he has corporate experience in leadership training and development as well as sales and marketing in the healthcare industry.